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Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The only game that made me feel scared. Once you can fight back in a horror game, the part of being scared is completely gone.



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Never in my life have I witnessed such terror. The music. The graphics. The gameplay.



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I used to play many horror games as a kid (ps1/ps2 era), however, nowadays not so much. The scariest I've played I think it was Silent Hill on the ps1. The atmosphere was brutal (thanks to the ps1 limitations), and the sense of not knowing what the hell was going on made the game really scary.
I've not played the game since the ps1 era, I wonder if it sill holds on.



Eternal Darkness on the Gamecube easily. The Sanity meter was genius and genuinely creeped me out when I first played it (especially alone at night!). I was also 12 at the time as well so things obviously scared me more easily.

EDIT: The only recent game I've played that scared me is Resident Evil 7 - the first person view was a very good choice and made you feel you were in that creepy house.



A love triangle involving a married woman...
Oh, and Silent Hill on PS.



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JRPGfan said:
curl-6 said:

What is the scariest video game you have experienced to date, and what made it so terrifying?

The first resident evil games on the playstation, when I was a kid.
Sitting infront of a 50" tv, and pulling the curtains, and turning off the lights, sitting in the dark, as a group of kids playing RE1.

What made it terrifying?

this guy played a big part:

Dang did you have a 50 inch tv in 1996?  That must have been expensive and very heavy!



curl-6 said:
zero129 said:

Aliens Isolation. Out of every horror game i ever played this shit had my heart in my mouth so many times that i just had to stop playing and take breaks but i managed to finish it and damn it was good.

Also this.

Sneaking around the corridors of Sevastapol, trying to avoid the xenomorph and being insta-killed with no chance of escape if you were spotted was absolutely nerve-shattering and a masterclass in creating fear without the need for cheap scripted scares. Awesome game.

Exactly. The way the game actually made you feel your nerves breaking was an experience i've never had with any other game. Its just you never felt safe while playing i had to force myself just to move forward. To be honest i dont know if i could bring myself to play a sequel unless they took about 5 hours off the game and made it a bit shorter i honestly think otherwise id end up having a heart attack.



Alien Isolation

But FEAR has the best jump scares. Condemned comes close.

These would probably be my top 3.



Clock Tower (ps1), Alone in the Dark The New Nightmare (dreamcast), Silent Hill 4 The Room (ps2)



zero129 said:
curl-6 said:

Also this.

Sneaking around the corridors of Sevastapol, trying to avoid the xenomorph and being insta-killed with no chance of escape if you were spotted was absolutely nerve-shattering and a masterclass in creating fear without the need for cheap scripted scares. Awesome game.

Exactly. The way the game actually made you feel your nerves breaking was an experience i've never had with any other game. Its just you never felt safe while playing i had to force myself just to move forward. To be honest i dont know if i could bring myself to play a sequel unless they took about 5 hours off the game and made it a bit shorter i honestly think otherwise id end up having a heart attack.

Yeah as much as I thought the game was brilliant, I'll never play it again, I'm sure it took several years off my life haha.

And I was playing on the easiest setting, I can't imagine what it's like on hard.



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